Glenbervie estate in the Mearns has been given national accreditation in recognition of its outstanding work on wildlife, habitat and conservation management.
The estate received its Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) award at the recent Turriff Show.
Alastair Macphie, owner of the Glenbervie Estate, accepted the certification from Scottish Land & Estates’ North East chairman David Fyffe.
The estate covers around 2,000 acreas with the Macphie food business, the UK’s leading independent ingredients manufacturer, at its core.
There are two let farms on the property, 1,250 acres of land manages in-hand, inclduing 400 acres of woodland.
The award to Glenbervie has been made following a rigorous accreditation process in which Glenbervie Estate had to show it was observing best practice in its land management regime.
Mr Macphie said: “Glenbervie Estate is unique in many ways given its importance in our wider manufacturing business but that has not diminished our commitment to following the best principles of land management.
“The award of WES accreditation is significant testament to those who have balanced our conservation goals with the demands of a demanding farming and forestry enterprise.”